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27 February 2019
Philip Pullman Announces New Book The Secret Commonwealth

Volume Two of The Book of Dust is set to arrive on 3rd October 2019, jumping 20 years forward from Volume One, La Belle Sauvage

7 February 2019
Malcolm Gladwell Announces His First Book in Six Years

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know will be published in September 2019. 

24 January 2019
The Mister, a New Novel from E L James, to Be Published in April

E L James, whose Fifty Shades of Grey series has broken sales records for contemporary adult publishing (150 million copies sold worldwide), has written a new novel, The Mister, which will be published on 16 April 2019. 

24 January 2019
A new novel from E.L James

Your first look at The Mister, the new book from Fifty Shades author E L James.

10 January 2019
Announcing a New Novel from Thomas Harris

From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a new story of evil, greed and the consequences of dark obsession.

10 December 2018
Announcing a New Novel by John le Carré

Agent Running in the Field will be published in October 2019.

Extracts

The Aftermath

“We’ve found a house for you, sir.” 

My Brother's Name is Jessica

There’s a story I’ve heard many times about how my brother Jason got the scar that runs above his left eye, almost parallel with his eyebrow.

Lilac Girls

If I’d known I was about to meet the man who’d shatter me like bone china on terra-cotta, I would have slept in. Instead, I roused our florist, Mr. Sitwell, from his bed to make a boutonnière. My first consulate gala was no time to stand on ceremony.

Lost Roses

I only put the centipede in Eliza’s slipper since I thought she was stealing my sister Sofya from me. I was eight years old and had just lost my mother. I couldn’t lose Sofya, too.

Big Sky

And there’s the Ark Royal, keeping a good distance from the enemy...There were a couple of quiet explosions – pop-pop-pop.

The Gulf Between

New Zealand, 1994: Sirens are wailing in the distance, a rarity in Queenstown, at any hour, day or night.

Articles

The Gulf Between - Book Club Guide

Reading and writing are two of my constant companions. Unless I have three unread books on my bedside table, I become uneasy. I belong to two book clubs. There are six female friends in the first.

Jacqueline Wilson Appreciation

Dancing the Charleston, the new book from the legendary Jacqueline Wilson, publishes this month. Wilson has been writing books for children since 1985 and quite a few of us here at Penguin HQ grew up reading and loving everything she wrote!

Your guide to Jacqueline Wilson...

With over 100 books under her belt, Jacqueline Wilson truly has something for all types for readers.

How to Get Your Sparkle Back

Meg Bignell, author of The Sparkle Pages, shares her ten tips for being your best sparkly self.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid - inside look at AMAZING GUY

What’s this!? A superhero based on kindness and friendship? It can only be… AMAZING GUY!

Written in the Stars

Match your sign to a compatible (if most likely unavailable) literary crush.

Recipes

Family Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

The perfect pudding, à la Allyson Gofton. Lashings of cream or ice-cream to accompany this hearty family favourite will add to this dessert’s enjoyment!

Lemon and lime dishwashing powder

Lemon oil has an amazing ability to cut through grease, making it the star ingredient for this recipe. The method is simple, all you’ll need is a handful of basic ingredients and a jar to mix up.

Cinnamon-baked pear chips

I just adore this recipe for baked pears, enhanced with a sprinkle of sweet, musky cinnamon, baked until crisp. Try them with a sharp, salty cheese such as blue vein, or a gentler, creamy cheese like double cream Brie or Camembert.

 

Curry Quinoa Fritters

These fritters make a tasty take-to-work lunch or party appetiser. The hint of curry and the fresh herbs go perfectly with the carrot and quinoa in the fritters.

Crockpot Bread

A simple and affordable bread recipe from Save Make Do.

Tuna Fettuccine

Delicious pasta with baby zucchini, cherry tomatoes, pecorino and crushed almonds from Jamie Cooks Italy.

Q&A

Eleanor Ozich - Q&A

We sat down with best-selling author - Eleanor Ozich, to find out about her latest book, Homemade. 

Minnie Darke Q&A

The Star-crossed author takes on our rapid-fire questions.

Jonathan Kellerman Q&A

The bestselling master of suspense reveals why he swapped psychology for crime writing.

Sophie Kinsella Q&A

Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One

A Conversation with Catherine Robertson

Questions and answers with the witty and wonderful Catherine Robertson about her latest novel; What You Wish For - A Gabriel's Bay Story.

A Conversation with Christopher Paolini

Questions and answers from Christopher Paolini, author of the Inheritance Cycle series and creator of the magical world of Alagaësia.

Activities

Little Kiwi Chore Chart

In Little Kiwi the Cool Mama, Little Kiwi finds out that a parent's job is harder than it looks. Use this chore chart to help your parents out around the house! 

The Great Penguin Superproof Quiz

To celebrate the Superproof we’ve pulled together some recommendations of amazing books which are in store NOW, and we’ve developed this highly accurate and scientifically provable quiz to help you find your next great read.

 

Happy quizzing!

Penguin Awareness Day Facts

Learn some fun facts about penguins, just in time for penguin awareness day! 

Puffin's 2019 Reading Resolutions

A printable, fun checklist to complete in 2019 for the Puffin reader!

Which Wilson sister are you?

The Wilson sisters might share a love of horses, but each has a very different approach to life and to riding. Are you most like Vicki, Kelly or Amanda? Take this quiz to find out!

Hero of the Sea: Activity

Use the key to unlock the secret message!

Book Clubs

Star-crossed Book Club Notes

The stars have aligned for your next book club hit.

Becoming Book Club Notes

A reading guide for Michelle Obama’s intimate, powerful and inspiring memoir.

SHORT STORY CLUB – 29 NOVEMBER 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 29 November 2018.

The Pearl Thief Book Club Notes

A sweeping, epic story of love and betrayal from Fiona McIntosh; The Pearl Thief will leave a lasting impression on your book club.

Short Story Club – 13 December 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 13 December 2018

Short Story Club – 18 October 2018

Read the story being discussed on Jesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 18 October 2018

Bonus

Meet the characters: Charlie Changes into a Chicken

Charlie Changes into a Chicken is the first book in a side-splitting new series by Sam Copeland and illustrated by Sarah Horne, it's about 9-year-old Charlie McGuffin who has an incredible secret...

Head Back To School With Puffin Picks!

This February, purchase any TWO Puffin picks and receive a FREE customisable book bag.

 

 

Colonial Tiny House - Manawatu

Many people know the Manawatu– Wanganui region only as a flat, green slice of provincial quietness that you drive through on the way from Wellington to the Central Plateau.

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.